Monday, September 2, 2013

KASNEB Jobs

KASNEB is established under the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 and the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534, with the mandate to develop syllabuses, conduct professional and technician examinations; certify candidates in finance, accountancy, governance, management, information communication technology and related disciplines; promote its qualifications nationally and globally and accredit relevant training institutions.

The vision of KASNEB is to be a world-class professional examinations body.

In keeping with current strategic needs, KASNEB wishes to fill the following vacancies:

1. Manager, Quality Assurance and Accreditation


Job Level 4

1 Position

Ref: HRA/ED/MQAA/I/07-2013

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, the Manager, Quality Assurance and Accreditation shall be responsible for:
  • Organising and conducting assessment and monitoring visits to training institutions for purposes of accreditation.
  • Preparing reports and recommendations on accreditation.
  • Planning and organising seminars for trainers and other stakeholders on quality assurance matters.
  • Undertaking regular quality assurance inspections of examination centres.
  • Organising regular reviews of the examination processes and procedures and undertaking benchmarking studies of the processes/procedures with those of similar international organisations.
  • Monitoring fulfillment of commitments in the service charter.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of the processes and procedures involved in the setting, moderation, administration and marking of KASNEB examinations for efficiency and effectiveness and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Monitoring implementation of the Quality Management System within the Section.
  • Maintaining and enhancing liaison relationships between KASNEB and other stakeholders on matters of quality assurance and accreditation.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in education, commerce or related discipline from a university accredited by the Commission for University Education.
  • A masters degree in a relevant area from a university accredited by the Commission for University Education.
  • Professional qualifications in quality management from a recognised institution.
  • A KASNEB professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience at a senior level in education/examinations management or quality assurance and accreditation of training institutions.
  • Advanced computer skills.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity, initiative and professionalism.
  • Be a team player with a pleasant outgoing personality and ability to lead and motivate staff.
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be proactive, confident, self-driven and able to meet deadlines.
2. Senior Officer, Quality Assurance and Accreditation

Job Level 

1 Position

Ref: HRA/ED/SOQAA/II/07/2013

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, the Senior Officer, Quality Assurance and Accreditation shall be responsible for:
  • Receiving applications for accreditation from training institutions and undertaking a preliminary evaluation for completeness purposes.
  • Undertaking field assessments and monitoring of training institutions.
  • Maintaining up to date records of the status of each institution.
  • Handling queries from training institutions and advising other stakeholders as appropriate on quality assurance and accreditation matters.
  • Undertaking regular reviews of the examination processes and procedures for quality assurance purposes and conducting regular research on the same.
  • Ensuring smooth preparations for accreditation visits by arranging for necessary materials and documents and communicating to training institutions as appropriate.
  • Monitoring advertisements and other public representations by training institutions to ensure accuracy on their accreditation status.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in education, commerce or related discipline from a university accredited by the Commission for University Education.
  • A KASNEB professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years experience in education/examinations management or quality assurance and accreditation of training institutions.
  • Advanced computer skills.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Be a team player with a pleasant outgoing personality and ability to lead and motivate staff.
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be proactive, confident, self-driven and able to meet deadlines.
3. Senior Officer, Resource Centre

Job Level 6

1 Position

Ref: HRA/ ED/SORC/III/07/2013

Reporting to the Manager, Examinations Research, the Senior Officer, Resource Centre shall be responsible for:
  • Recommending reading materials (hard or soft) for acquisition.
  • Checking-in, checking-out and circulation of resource centre materials.
  • Processing new books, maintaining circulation records and making reserves on requested books and other materials.
  • Collecting, cataloging, preparing, classifying and organising print, audiovisual and electronic resources according to established policies.
  • Assisting readers and researchers in finding relevant books and other resources.
  • Ensuring routine maintenance of resource centre equipment including computers, audio-visual devices and printers.
  • Managing library inventory, performing stock checks, preparing item lists for removal, relocation and binding.
  • Preparing reports related to resource centre services, technology and media services, resources and other activities.
  • Developing and maintaining special indexing systems and files for special collections.
  • Initiating and maintaining linkages with other resource centres and agencies to provide access to resources outside the organisation.
  • Observing copyright, fair use and licensing of intellectual property and assisting users with their understanding and compliance with the same.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate should possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in information science, library science or related discipline from a university accredited by the Commission for University Education.
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • A professional qualification in information science or library science will be an added advantage.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Be a team player with a pleasant outgoing personality and ability to lead and motivate staff.
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be proactive, confident, self-driven and able to meet deadlines.
Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should send their hand-written applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, current and expected salary and names and addresses of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday, 18 September 2013.

The envelope should be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and indicate the “REFERENCE NUMBER” of the position applied for and be addressed to:

The Secretary and Chief Executive,
KASNEB
KASNEB Towers, Hospital Road, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 41362-00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya

KASNEB is an equal opportunity employer. 


“Minorities, persons living with disabilities and those from marginalised areas are encouraged to apply”.